The Rise of SQL Server Data Warehousing{1}

by Steven C
This article is about how Microsoft’s SQL Server, a relational database management system that was known to be more popular among smaller businesses, is now becoming more commonly used in the midmarket data warehouse business as well. SQL Server was commonly thought to be used only to store a few terabytes of data, and people would assume that enterprises with higher-end data warehouses would use other RDBMS software like Oracle or IBM. However, research from this article shows that SQL is becoming much more popular among bigger businesses as well, because although it cannot handle as many data types as Oracle, it is much more cost-efficient without sacrificing quality.

I think this article was interesting to read because it showed me that SQL Server is becoming a much more popular tool used in many businesses now, and it will continue to grow. I am glad to know that learning how to use SQL in this class could be useful in my career that I am trying to pursue.

Earls, Alan R.Cost, Proliferation Power Rise of SQL Server Data Warehousing Tech 19 Jan. 2012